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DANAUS, the story of him and his fifty daughters, iii. 226.
Danes, first appear in the weit, iv. 154. They flay the king's ga-
therer of customs, ibid. Landing at Lindisfarne in Yorkshire,
they pillage that monaftery, 155. Attempting to fpoil another
monaftery, they are cut off by the English, 156. Waste and
deftroy Northumberland, 161. They waite Shepey in Kent,
and engage with Ecbert, near the river Carr, 164. Are put
to flight by Ecbert, 165. Their various fuccefs in the reign of
Ethelwolf, ibid, &c. Many great battles between them and the
English in the reign of Ethelred, 171. Their whole army being
defeated, they are brought to terms by king_Alfred, 177. In
the fame king's reign, several vaft fleets of Danes arrive with
fresh fupplies, 177-181. Many thousands dettroyed at Col-
chefter, and in their retreat from Maldon, 187. A vaft army
of them overthrown by king Athelstan, 192. Maffacred by the
English in all parts of the land in the reign of king Ethel-
red, 210.

Danish ambaffadors, answers to them from the council of ftate, iv.

Danius, reckoned emong the ancient British kings, iv. 20.
Dantzick, complained of, for impofing a tribute on the English
merchants, for relief of the king of Scots, iv. 337. Oliver's
letter to the confuls and fenators of that republic, 429.
David, his exclamation in the 51ft Pfalm explained, ii. 280. Ab-
folved by God himfelf from the guilt of his fin, iii. 152. His
conduct towards Saul, accounted for, 191. Compared with
king Charles, 198.

Dedication, Remarks on one to our Saviour, i. 214.
Dee, John, the mathematician, invited to Mofcow, iv. 310.
Defence of the people of England against Salmafius, iii. 103. In
the original Latin, v. 37. Second, against an anonymous
writer, vi. 361. In the original Latin, v. 197. Of the author
against Alexander More, in Latin, 269.

Deira, kingdom of, in Northumberland, fet up by Alla, the West-

Saxon, iv. 110. 115.

Demetrius Evanovich, emperor of Ruffia, an impoftor, dragged out
of his bed, and pulled to pieces, iv. 295.

Denmark, king of, fee Frederick III.

Deodate, Charles, letters to, i. vi. viii. xvi.
Deruvianus, fee Faganus.

Digreffion, concerning the affairs of church and ftate, in 1631,
iv. 81, &c.

Dinothus, abbot of Bangor, his fpeech to bishop Auftin, iv. 124.
Dioclefian, a king of Syria, and his fifty daughters, faid to have been
driven upon this island, iv. 4.
Dioclefian, the emperor, perfecutes his chriftian fubjects, iv. 72.


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Diodorus, his account how the Ethiopians punish criminals, iii. 221.
-of the fucceffion to kingdoms, 256.

Diogenes, his delineation of a king, iii. 224.
Dionyfius, Alexandrinus, commanded in a vifion to read any books
whatever, i. 297.

Dis, the firft peopler of this ifland, as fome fabulously affirm, the
fame with Samothes, iv. 3.

Difciples, of Chrift, their faying relating to marriage, explained,

ii. 204.

Difcipline, in the church, neceffary to remove diforder, i. 80. Its
definitive decrees to be speedy, but the execution of rigour flow,

Difpenfation, what it is, ii. 15.

Divines, Advice to them not to be difturbers of civil affairs, ii.


Divorce, arguments for it, addreffed to the parliament and affem-
bly, i. 332, &c. Indifpofition, unfitnefs, or contrariety of
mind, a better reafon for it than natural frigidity, 347. Reasons
for it, 349, 353, 356, 357, 359, 369, 371, 372, 373. An ido-
latrous heretic to be divorced, when no hope of converfion, 361.
To prohibit divorce fought for natural causes, is against nature,
369. Chrift neither did nor could abrogate the law of divorce,
Permitted for hardness of heart, not to be understood by
the common expofition, 4. How Mofes allowed of it, 20.
The law of divorce not the premises of a fucceeding law, 27. A
law of moral equity, 30. Not permitted, from the custom of
Egypt, 31. Mofes gave not this law unwillingly, ibid. Not
given for wives only, 36. Chrift's fentence concerning it, how
to be expounded, 40. To be tried by confcience, 53. Not to
be reftrained by law, 58. Will occafion few inconveniences,
ibid. No inlet to licence and confufion, 150. The prohibition
of it avails to no good end, 160. Either never established or
never abolished, 170. Lawful to chriftians for many causes
equal to adultery, 230. Maintained by Wiclef, Luther, and
Melancthon, ibid. 231. By Erafmus, Bucer, and Fagius, 232.
By Peter Martyr, Beza, and others, 233-236. What the an-
cient churches thought of divorce, 84. St. Paul's words con-
cerning it, explained, 89. Commanded to certain men, 90.
Being permitted to God's ancient people, it belongs also to Chrif-
tians, ibid. Allowed by Chrift for other caufes befide Adul-
tery, 95. For what cause permitted by the civil law, 96.
Allowed by chriftian emperors, in cafe of mutual confent, 102.
Why permitted to the Jews, 251. Why Milton wrote on the
fubject, vi. 405.

Doctrine and Difcipline of Divorce, i. 332. Judgment of Martin
Bucer, concerning, ii. 64. Defence of that tract, 240, &c.
Arguments against it refuted, 246, &c.

Domitian, the killing of him commended by Pliny, iii. 231.


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Donaldus, faid to have headed the Caledonians against Septimius
Severus, iv. 68.

Donaldus, king of Scotland, brought to hard conditions by Olbert
and Ella, kings of Northumberland, iv. 168.

Downam, bishop, his opinion of the oppofers of the epifcopal go-

vernment, i. 174, 175.

Druids, falfly alleged out of Cæfar to have forbidden the Britons to
write their memorable deeds, iv. 2. Uttering direful pravers,
aftonish the Romans, 49, 50. Their deftruction in the isle of
Anglesey, anciently Mona, ibid.

Druis, the third from Samothes, fabulously written the most ancient
king in this island, iv. 3.

Drunkennefs, how to be prevented, ii. 163.

Duina, river, account of its fall into the fea at Archangel, iv. 274.
Dunstan, fent by the nobles to reprove king Edwy, for his luxury,
iv. 198. Banifhed by the king, and his monaftery rifled, ibid.
Recalled by king Edgar, 199. His miraculous efcape when the
reft of the company were killed by the fall of a house, 204.
His faying of Ethelred, at the time of his being baptized, 206.
His death and character, 207.

Dunwallo Molmutius, fon of Cloten, king of Cornwall, reduces the
whole island into a monarchy, iv. 17. Said to be the first Bri-
tish king that wore a crown of Gold, ibid. Establishes the Mol-
mutine laws, ibid.

Durfus, king of the Picts, faid to be slain by the joint forces of
the Britons and Romans, iv. 89.

Dutch, fummary of the damages received from them by the Eaft-
India company, iv. 368, 369.


EADBALD falls back to heathenifm, iv. 125. Runs diftracted,
but afterwards returns to his right mind and faith, 126. By
what means it happened, ibid. He gives his fifter Edelburga in
marriage to Edwin, 127. Leaves his fon Ercombert to fucceed,

Eadbert, fhares with his two brothers in the kingdom of Kent, iv.

146. His death, 150. Eadbert, king of Northumberland, after
Kelwolf, wars against the Picts, ibid. Joins with Unust, king
of the Picts, against the Britons in Cumberland, 151. Forfakes
his crown for a monk's hood, ibid.

Eadbright, ufurping the kingdom of Kent, and contending with

Kenulph the Mercian, is taken prifoner, iv. 157.
Eadburga, by chance poifons her husband Birthric, with a cup
which the had prepared for another, iv. 158. The choice pro-
pofed to her by Charles the great, to whom he fled, ibid. He
affigns her a rich monaftery to dwell in as abbefs, ibid. Detected
of unchastity, he is expelled, ibid. And dies in beggary at
Pavia, 159.

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Eandied, fon of Earldulf, reigns 30 years king of Northumberland,
after Alfwold, the ufurper, iv. 159. Becomes tributary to
Ecbert, 162.

Eanfrid, the fon of Edwin, converted and baptized, iv. 131.
Eanfrid, the fon of Ethelfrid, fucceeds in the kingdom of Bernicia,

iv. 132. Slain, 133.

Eardulf, fuppofed to have been flain by Ethelred, iv. 156. Is
made king of the Northumbrians, in York, after Ofbald, 157.
In a war raifed against him by his people, he gets the victory,
ibid. Driven out of his kingdom by Alfwold, 159.
Earth, whole, inhabited before the flood, iv. 3.
Eaft-Angles, kingdom of, by whom erected, iv. 105. Reclaimed

to chriftianity, 134.

Eaft-India Company, English, fummary of their damages from the
Dutch, iv. 368, 369.

Eaft-Saxon, kingdom, by whom began, iv. 105. The people
converted by Melitus, 123. They expel their bishop, and re-
nounce their faith, 125, 126. Áre reconverted by means of
Ofwi, 137.
Ebrane, fucceeds his father Mempricius, in the kingdom of Britain,
12. Builds Caer-Ebrane, now York, and other places, ibid.
Ecbert, fucceeds his father Ercombert, in the kingdom of Kent,
iv. 1.0. Dying, leaves a fufpicion of having flain his uncle's
fons, Ecbert and Egelbright, ibid.


Ecbert, of the Weft-Saxon lineage, fees from Birthric's fufpicion
to Offa, and thence into France, iv. 157. After Birthric's de-
ceafe is recalled, and with general applaute made king, ibid. He
fubdues the Britons of Cornwall and beyond Severn, 159. Over-
throws Bernulf at Ellandune or Wilton, 160. The Eaft-Angles
yield to his Sovereignty, ibid. Drives Baldred, king of Kent,
out of his kingdom, and caufes Kent and other provinces to fub-
mit, 161. Withlaf, of Mercia, becomes tributary to him, ibid.
Gives the Danes battle by the river Carr, 164. In another bat-
tle he puts to flight a great army of them, together with the
Cornifh men, 165. He dies, and is buried at Winchefter, ibid.
Ecclefiaftical Causes, Treatife of Civil Power in, iii. 317.
Ecclefiaftical Jurifdiction, a pure tyrannical forgery of the prelates,


Ecforth, the fon of Offa, the Mercian, within four months ends his

reign, iv. 156.

Eefrid, Ofwi's eldeft fon, fucceeds him in the kingdom of North-
umberland, iv. 140. Wins Lindfey from Wulfer the Mercian,
ibid. He wars against Ethelred, the brother of Wulfer, 141,
143. He fends Bertus with an army to fubdue Ireland, 144.
Marching against the Picts, is cut off with most of his army,
ibid. His death revenged by Bertfrid a Northumbrian captain,


Eclipfe of the fun, followed by a peftilence, iv. 139. Another,
obfcuring almoft his whole orb, as with a black fhield, 149.
Edan, a king of the Scots in Britain, put to flight by Ethelfrid, iv.


Edelard, king of the Weft-Saxons, after Ina,
rebellion of his kinfman Ofwald, iv. 149.
troubles, dies in peace, ibid.
Edgar, the brother and fucceffor of Edwy, in the English monarchy,
calls home Dunftan from banishment, iv. 199. His profperous
reign, and favour towards the monks, ibid. His ftrict obfervance
of justice, and care to secure the nation with a strong fleet, ibid.
He is homaged and rowed down the river Dee, by eight kings,
200, His expoftulation with Kened, king of Scotland, 201,
He is cheated by the treacherous duke Athelwold of Elfida,
ibid. Whom, avenging himself upon the faid duke, he marries,
202. Attempting the chastity of a young lady at Andover, is
pleasantly deceived by the mother, 203.
Buried at Glaston

molested with the
Overcoming those

abbey, 200.
Edgar, furnamed Atheling, his right and title to the crown of
England, from his grandfather Edmund Ironfide, iv. 246. 251.
Excluded by Harold, fon of earl Godwin, 251.

Edilhere, the brother and fucceffor of Anna, in the kingdom of the
Eaft-angles, flain in a battle against Ofwi, iv. 138.
Edilwalk, the South-Saxon, perfuaded to christianity by Wulfer,

iv. 141.

Edith, earl Godwin's daughter, eminent for learning, iv. 236.
Is married to Edward the confeffor, ibid. Is harshly divorced
by him, 241.
Edmund, crowned king of the Eaft-angles, at Bury, iv. 168. His
whole army put to flight by the Danes, he is taken, bound to a
ftake, and fhot with arrows, 172.

Edmund, the brother and fucceffor of Athelftan, in the English
monarchy, frees Mercia, and takes feveral towns from the Danes,
iv. 196. He drives Anlaf and Suthfrid out of Northumberland,
and Dummail out of Cumberland, ibid. The ftrange manner
of his death, ibid.

Edmund, furnamed Ironfide, the son of Ethelred, fet up by divers
of the nobles against Canute, iv. 221. In feveral battles against
the Danes, he comes off for the most part victorious, 222. At
length confents to divide the kingdom with Canute, 223. His
death thought to have been violent, 224.

Edred, third brother and fucceffor of Athelftan, reduces the
Northumbrians, and puts an end to that kingdom, iv. 197.
Dies in the flower of his age, and buried at Winchester, 198.
Edric, the fon of Edelwalk, king of South-Saxons, flain by Ked-

walla, the Weft Saxon, iv. 142.

Edric, a defcendant of Ermenred, king of the South-Saxons, iv.
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